Snow tagging – where ephemeral art and sports meet.
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Seasoned snowshoers, take on the snow tag challenge and draw an ephemeral piece of art on a frozen lake. With a compass, a rope or any other equipment you think useful or even without tools, go to Solitaire Lake or lac aux Chevaux. Trace a picture, selected or imagined, with your snowshoes, by walking or running. Travel along steep trails to get to the most beautiful winter lookouts. When you have finished, retrace your steps to the nearest lookout. Finally, admire your work and take a picture of it!
Fees and schedule
Snowshoeing fees are required. Exceptionally, this activity is free in 2017 to mark the 150th anniversary of the Confederation.
By reservation only, Saturdays from January to late March.
- Choose from the drawings available at Rivière à la Pêche Service Center or bring your own. Staff will confirm its feasibility before you leave.
- It takes between one and two hours to get to the lake selected, in addition to a certain amount of time to trace the picture in snow. Young legs must be able to climb up to the lookout.
- There are no shelters along the way to get warmed up. Dress accordingly and bring drinking water and snacks.
Registration and reservations
Book your day of snow tagging at Lac aux Chevaux or Solitaire Lake.
Registration is mandatory for this activity and may only be completed by making a reservation. As snow tagging depends on lake conditions and snow accumulation, you should confirm the feasibility of the activity by calling us before 3 p.m. the day before the activity (Friday).
Distance: 5 km walk (round trip)
Duration: 2 to 3 hours of walking, and 1 to 2 hours to trace the picture
Lac aux Chevaux:
Distance: 7.4 km walk (round trip)
Duration: 3 to 4 hours of walking, and 1 to 2.5 hours to trace the picture
Safety on the lakes
During winter, the conservation team assesses lake safety on a regular basis. Visitors are encouraged to follow recommendations given and to go on the frozen lakes only when authorized.